Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria are a serious public health hazard. In the summer of 2006, a number of cyanobacteria blooms were observed on Lake Memphremagog, and, since that time, the problem has continued to worsen. For example, in the summer of 2008, our network of observers noted 36 cases of cyanobacteria blooms, some of which contained cyanotoxins. That year, the first bloom was noted on June 22nd and the last on November 8th. Remember that the lake is a potable water reservoir supplying 175,000 residents. This problem is quite worrisome, and therefore must be a priority.  To learn more...

 

Documentation on cyanobacteria